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Miscanthus Yields High Dry Matter Across Range of Conditions
Miscanthus, a tall perennial grass species native to parts of Asia, Polynesia and Africa, is currently grown in North America, including...
Dominican Republic: First Steps to Renewable Future
In October, the country’s first wind farm, near the western town of Juancho in the province of Pedernales, began generating electricity. The...
Report: Substitution of DDGS for Corn, Soybean Meal in the US Feed Complex
US ethanol production growth has been stimulated partly by higher energy prices and the influence of the Energy Policy Act of 2005...
Jatropha: An Alternative Substitute to Fossil Fuel
Jatropha curcas L. is a non-food bioenergy plant that is known for the production of biofuel. Jatropha can be considered a second-generation...
Zimbabwe Biofuels Report
The Zimbabwean Government has proposed a new biofuels policy that seeks to promote the use of sorghum and oilseeds as biofuels feedstocks,...
Short Term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat and Dairy Markets
EU agricultural markets are strongly affected by the macroeconomic outlook, according to the European Commission's Short Term Outlook...
Sustaining Feed Fuel and Food
Consumer spending on food is expected to double over the next decade, writes TheCropSite editor in chief, Chris Harris. ...
Miscanthus - A Bioenergy Crop for All Seasons
Since 2004, plots of giant three meter tall Asian elephant grasses have been sprouting up in fields around the Institute of Biological,...
USDA Uses Commercial Enzyme to Improve Grain Ethanol Production
A commercial enzyme could reduce overall costs linked with producing ethanol from grain, and also reduce associated emissions of greenhouse...
Reality Check on Anaerobic Digestion
It takes a concerted effort to make anaerobic digesters work, which is why the US swine industry is not an important user of this technology,...
UK Shows Significant Biomass Generating Potential
New dedicated solid UK sourced biomass plants in the UK are likely to be less than 50MW in capacity and located in proximity to the...
To Avoid Carbon Debt, CRP Beats Corn, Bean Fields
Farmers and policymakers should wait before converting Conservation Reserve Program land to corn and soybean production, according...
Predicting Switchgrass Ethanol Yields
The truck pulls up to the ethanol biorefinery with a load of switchgrass. A technician greets the driver, inspects the load, and samples...
Single Gene Discovery To Streamline Biofuel Production
A team of researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have pinpointed the exact, single gene that controls...
Controlling Price Volatility in Food
Concerns over volatility in the food and agriculture market stem from fears over price rises and behind this, fears over food security,...
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